CarrieMichael

Dark Thoughts & Pleasant Dreams

Kalamazoo, Michigan · 142 Sales

CarrieMichael

Dark Thoughts & Pleasant Dreams

Kalamazoo, Michigan 142 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(63)

Announcement   Welcome! I make jewelry by hand using silver, copper, shiny rocks, and a variety of other media. Everything I make is from my own designs, sculptures and drawings. Silver and copper both come from reclaimed sources.

For announcement of new designs or giveaways you can find me here:

website: http://www.carriemichael.blogspot.com/
facebook: facebook.com/DarkThoughtsPleasantDreams

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 12, 2016

Welcome! I make jewelry by hand using silver, copper, shiny rocks, and a variety of other media. Everything I make is from my own designs, sculptures and drawings. Silver and copper both come from reclaimed sources.

For announcement of new designs or giveaways you can find me here:

website: http://www.carriemichael.blogspot.com/
facebook: facebook.com/DarkThoughtsPleasantDreams

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5 out of 5 stars
(63)
mlzait

mlzait on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is so adorable, it makes me want to live in the castle and name the dragon. Original and so unusual! beautifully made, also. I may have to return for more dragons!!!

nrmitchell1

nrmitchell1 on May 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased the tabby and the long haired cat pendants because they look like my two boys. I am thrilled with both. They are very detailed and excellent quality. I hope there will be more "cat face" pendants in the future.

nrmitchell1

nrmitchell1 on May 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased the tabby and the long haired cat pendants because they look like my two boys. I am thrilled with both. They are very detailed and excellent quality. I hope there will be more "cat face" pendants in the future.

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About

Handmade Art Jewelry.

I love working with many different forms of media. I hope my passion for my work and attention to detail show in each and every piece. My art is handmade in a smoke free home, with four loving cats attempting to assist.

I started making polymer clay jewelry in 2007. I was inspired to do this for two reasons, first, I did not have the resources available to work in silver. And second, by using polymer and paint I could make my creations look alive, and each one is a unique one of a kind handmade piece. I always cure polymer clay to the manufacturers specifications, and use armatures to support the work as well as the strongest clay on the market to make sure each piece will last.

One of a kind pieces take more time than some people are willing to pay for, and polymer is structurally limiting since it isn't as strong as metal. In 2012 I expanded my studio to include PMC fine silver. I carefully shape each silver clay piece, and fire them in a kiln for 2 hours at 1650 F for strength.

I plan to continue to expand my line of metal clay jewelry, as well as the occasional unique polymer piece.

My work is created in a cozy home in South West Michigan.

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    I love working with many different forms of media and adding lots of fussy detail to every piece. Most of my work is inspired by nature. When not working on art, I like to read, watch movies, play board games, garden, and hang out with my cats.

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Last updated on Dec 20, 2016
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Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to custom engrave (by hand carving in metal clay) the back of new fine silver or copper pieces, or make a similar piece with a different color of stone (many colors are available in cubic zirconia, limited sapphire availability.) Custom pieces will take at least 4 weeks to complete depending on my waiting list at the time. I unfortunately cannot engrave pieces that are already complete. Flat cost of 5 dollars for engraving words.